Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

Ensure the safety of your home and loved ones by installing and maintaining reliable smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These essential devices provide early detection, giving you the precious time needed for a prompt response and safeguarding against potential life-threatening emergencies.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are essential for home safety, detecting the presence of smoke and providing early warnings crucial for swift evacuation. Their prompt alerts not only protect lives but also minimize property damage by facilitating a quicker response from emergency services.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels such as wood, gasoline, and natural gas. Due to its elusive nature, carbon monoxide can be present in homes without any perceptible signs, thus the importance of carbon monoxide detectors.

Dual Sensor Detectors

These detectors effectively monitor the presence of smoke and carbon monoxide; therefore, knowing the difference between the two alarm sounds is crucial. 

Make sure all members of the home know what the different alarm sounds mean.

Protect Your Home

CBFD provides smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for Council Bluffs residents in need. Residents can call (712) 328-4646 to schedule an installation.

  • Install Detectors: Place detectors strategically throughout the home
  • Test Regularly: Test your detectors monthly to ensure they function correctly. Most detectors have a test button that emits a loud beep when pressed.
  • Replace Batteries: Change the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year. Consider using the start of a new year as a reminder.

If Your Alarm Sounds

  • Evacuate: When the alarm sounds, leave the building immediately. Do not ignore the alarm, even if you feel fine.
  • Call 911: Call 911 to report the alarm and follow their instructions.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors